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U.S. weekly jobless claims top 6 million amid coronavirus pandemic – National

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week shot to a record high for a second week in a row — topping 6 million — as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.

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Thursday’s weekly jobless claims report from the Labor Department, the most timely data on the economy’s health, reinforced economists’ views that the longest employment boom in U.S. history probably ended in March.






Coronavirus outbreak: Trump says there’s plenty of ventilators, big order of medical supplies made to Walmart


Coronavirus outbreak: Trump says there’s plenty of ventilators, big order of medical supplies made to Walmart

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits surged 3.3 million to a seasonally adjusted 6.6 million for the week ended March 28,

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